Matthew 22:1-46 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:
2 "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a marriage feast for his son, 2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.
3 and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast; but they would not come. 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.
4 Again he sent other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have made ready my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves are killed, and everything is ready; come to the marriage feast.' 4 "Then he sent some more servants and said, 'Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.'
5 But they made light of it and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, 5 "But they paid no attention and went off--one to his field, another to his business.
6 while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.
7 The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
8 Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 8 "Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come.
9 Go therefore to the thoroughfares, and invite to the marriage feast as many as you find.' 9 Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.'
10 And those servants went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good; so the wedding hall was filled with guests. 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.
11 "But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment; 11 "But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.
12 and he said to him, 'Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless. 12 'Friend,' he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man was speechless.
13 Then the king said to the attendants, 'Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.' 13 "Then the king told the attendants, 'Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
14 For many are called, but few are chosen." 14 "For many are invited, but few are chosen."
15 Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how to entangle him in his talk. 15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.
16 And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Hero'di-ans, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are true, and teach the way of God truthfully, and care for no man; for you do not regard the position of men. 16 They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. "Teacher," they said, "we know you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren't swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are.
17 Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?" 17 Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
18 But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, "Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? 18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me?
19 Show me the money for the tax." And they brought him a coin. 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius,
20 And Jesus said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?" 20 and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?"
21 They said, "Caesar's." Then he said to them, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." 21 "Caesar's," they replied. Then he said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."
22 When they heard it, they marveled; and they left him and went away. 22 When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.
23 The same day Sad'ducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection; and they asked him a question, 23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.
24 saying, "Teacher, Moses said, 'If a man dies, having no children, his brother must marry the widow, and raise up children for his brother.' 24 "Teacher," they said, "Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and have children for him.
25 Now there were seven brothers among us; the first married, and died, and having no children left his wife to his brother. 25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother.
26 So too the second and third, down to the seventh. 26 The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh.
27 After them all, the woman died. 27 Finally, the woman died.
28 In the resurrection, therefore, to which of the seven will she be wife? For they all had her." 28 Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?"
29 But Jesus answered them, "You are wrong, because you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God. 29 Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
31 And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God, 31 But about the resurrection of the dead--have you not read what God said to you,
32 'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is not God of the dead, but of the living." 32 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob' ? He is not the God of the dead but of the living."
33 And when the crowd heard it, they were astonished at his teaching. 33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.
34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sad'ducees, they came together. 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together.
35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, to test him. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:
36 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" 36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
37 And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 37 Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
38 This is the great and first commandment. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
40 On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets." 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, 41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 saying, "What do you think of the Christ? Whose son is he?" They said to him, "The son of David." 42 "What do you think about the Christ ? Whose son is he?" "The son of David," they replied.
43 He said to them, "How is it then that David, inspired by the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying, 43 He said to them, "How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him 'Lord'? For he says,
44 'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, till I put thy enemies under thy feet'? 44 " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet." '
45 If David thus calls him Lord, how is he his son?" 45 If then David calls him 'Lord,' how can he be his son?"
46 And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did any one dare to ask him any more questions. 46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.